What are the Roatan entry requirements for tourists during COVID-19? After almost five months of being closed to tourists, Roatan is finally opening to international flights. We hope that this does not change but in these uncertain times, there is no guarantee. So please check for updates from the government in case things change. Please also read our page about our enhanced cleaning protocols and the safety of Roatan vacation rentals in during COVID-19
Roatan Entry Requirements for Tourists During COVID-19 valid as of August 12th, 2020 from Honduran government:
The Government of Honduras has announced that as part of the gradual easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19)-related restrictions, commercial passenger flights will resume with international flights from all four international airports restarting from August 17th. Roatan is receiving its first international flight on August 22nd (American Airlines from Miami)
All international travel is subject to increased screening measures. All passengers entering or leaving the country will be required to follow strict bio-security measures and respect the new mandatory Honduran immigration requirements:
a) Register and pre-check your travel via the following website: https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/
b) All passengers must be fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine given at least 14 days prior to arrival or present a negative result of the polymerase chain reaction test PCR or a rapid test (with a minimum specificity of 85%, sensitivity 98% for covid-19) administered within a period no longer than seventy-two hours prior to the arrival or departure*.
It is vital thst your test is no older than 72 hours old at the departure time of your departure flight into Honduras. The US airlines have been denying boarding to passengers who do not have a valid test within 72 hours.
c) Everyone is strongly encouraged to follow the International Sanitary Regulations released by World Health Organization for international travel (clinical evaluation and mandatory self-quarantine) as determined by the local sanitary authority.
d) All travelers are required to wear face covering, maintain social distancing, and use sanitizing gel as instructed.
Please note that if a foreign passenger develops symptoms of any respiratory infection or shows symptoms compatible with a contagious disease such as covid-19 , they will undergo the process established by the security measures protocol for international airports in Honduras http://www.interairports.hn/contactenos/.
People that test positive in Roatán do not have to quarantine in designated hotels or hospitals. But you must self isolate for 10 days after a positive test.
If you need more information, please contact the immigration office directly: (504) 2232-7800
We hope to see you soon.